On 11 April, the University was visited by Mariia Bulatova, Vice-president of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Academician at Ukraine’s Academy of Sciences. First Mariia Bulatova, together with Ihor Tsependa, University President, and Myroslav Karabin, Head of Ivano-Frankivsk Region Department of the National Olympic Committee, commemorated the heroes who fought for Ukraine’s independence. They laid flowers at the monument to Roman Huryk, a student from Precarpathian National University who died at Euromaidan.
Then Mariia Bulatova had a meting with Ihor Tsependa, Myroslav Karabin and Halyna Mykhailyshyn, University Vice-president for Academics and Research. The discussion focused on the prospects for cooperation between Precarpathian National University and Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee. Dr. Tsependa told the guests about the University students’ achievements in various sports and shared his plans promoting sport at the University.
“At present, we are launching an interesting project – building an academy of freestyle wrestling. We hope that its first members will participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics,” said Dr. Tsependa.
Mariia Bulatova suggested creating a center for Olympic Studies at Precarpathian National University. “Your university has highly-qualified professionals for implementing such a joint project. Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee will provide you with consultative assistance and literature, “ said Mariia Bulatova.
In addition, Precarpathian National University and Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee intend to cooperate by doing joint research on health promotion in athletes.
At the end of the meeting, Mariia Bulatova, on behalf of Serhii Bubka, President of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee, expressed her gratitude to Ihor Tsependa for effective cooperation and awarded him with a certificate of appreciation from Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee. In addition, Mariia Bulatova presented the University library with literature on Olympic education, and then she met with the University’s students.